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crankin stick

Postby npangler » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:08 am

anybody use a 7' 10" rod for cranckin or throwing a frog ?

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Re: crankin stick

Postby Lugnut » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:18 am

I use a Dobyns 805 CB for throwing DD22's and the larger Poes crankbaits and a Lamiglas Delta Frog Rod that is 6'8". The 7'10" might be a little long for frogs, and I doubt the same rod would be ideal for both. Your talking about two completely different actions. Just my .02
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Re: crankin stick

Postby cib11b » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:44 am

I think it would be to flimsy.. I use my loomis jig rod with braid for frogs.
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Re: crankin stick

Postby HawgCatcher » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:12 am

I use the KVD 7'10" Launcher for deep crankin. It would not be good for froggin. I think you will need two different rods for those applications.
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Re: crankin stick

Postby Sacto John » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:14 am

I own the rod and I love it for DD22s, small hard swimbaits and big spinnerbaits, but I would not use it for a Frog rod, not stout enough for that

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Re: crankin stick

Postby Mort » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:06 am

Instead of using a cranking rod, I bet you could try a cheap flipping stick. A frog rod would be best, but I would try the flippin stick before a cranking rod.
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Re: crankin stick

Postby basswipe » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:39 pm

I think Bobby Barrack uses a 7' 10". Depends on preference and what type of froggin you do

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Re: crankin stick

Postby calfisher71 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:22 pm

New Quantum KVD Launcher is 7-10 Friend has it loves it.
Recommended for bigger cranks dd-22 ,fat free shad,series 5,6 strike king.

I use three crankin rods,

7-6 lamiglass rod long casts mid to bigger baits,rattle traps
7-6 Quantum graphite crank rod finesse crankin ,speed traps lakes.
7 american rod smiths glass rod mid size baits post spawn real soft

No rod I crank with be a frog rod!
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Re: crankin stick

Postby Long Nguyen » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:09 pm

npangler wrote:anybody use a 7' 10" rod for cranckin or throwing a frog ?

Is your question whether or not anyone chooses a 7'10" rod length for their crankbait or frog rod? Or did you want to know if anyone uses the same a 7'10" rod to toss crankbaits and frogs?

If it's the first question, then yes. The trend is longer rods for distance, control, etc. May not be the best length for target casting or fishing around docks. But open water, heck yeah. Go with a longer rod and bomb the casts out there. That's why Randy McAbee has that 8' model in the Dobyns line up and why you're seeing many crank rods in the 7.5+ range, including main stream companies like Quantum.

If it's the second question, nope. Totally different baits requiring totally different actions.

Though I have seen stranger when Mendez caught a 10lber on a 5" Senko in Disco Bay using a Lamiglas cranking rod. Swear to God. I lipped it for him. I still laugh and shake my head about that one. Maybe out of envy... :shock: Remember that one Mark?

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